Heart Information Center
Mild stable angina is controlled by medications and one may not need any further treatments. However, if you are experiencing symptoms of chronic stable angina even after taking medications and making lifestyle changes, you are at higher risk of serious heart disease and your doctor may recommend angioplasty or coronary bypass surgery. Similarly, treatment for unstable angina involves hospitalization with medications to stabilize your condition. Some people may also require angioplasty along with stenting; and in some cases heart surgery or coronary bypass surgery may be required.
When you have an angina attack, you may feel pain and severe discomfort, pressure, squeezing, burning, or tightness in the chest. This pain or discomfort typically starts behind the breastbone. The pain associated with angina usually lasts more than a few minutes to about 30 minutes. Stable angina attack lasts for about 5 minutes, while unstable angina attack lasts longer than stable angina, i.e. up to 20 minutes. In some cases, the pain will go away and come back again in some time.
Well, coming to angina, we must tell that there are different types of angina. So, what are these different types of angina and what is the most common type of angina? Go through the following array of the article and know about all of these.
Being physically inactive or sedentary is a very serious problem worldwide. Just as physical activity decreases the incidence of major illnesses, being physically inactive plays an important role in the pathogenesis of the same. Physical inactivity increases the risk of heart diseases and even worsens the condition in those already suffering from heart ailments. When considering the impact of physical activity on cardiovascular disorder, it is important to know the ways in which inactivity increase the risks of cardiovascular disorders.
Hypokalemia, hypocalcaemia and hypomagnesaemia electrolyte imbalances cause long QT syndrome. Read on to know more.
There is no proper proven alternative treatment for long QT syndrome. Read on to know more.
As an estimate, 1 in 2000 people in the US have long QT syndrome. Read on to know more.
Individuals who are asymptomatic & undiagnosed but have the mutated genes have normal life expectancy. Read on to know more.